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Blazing Saddles


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MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Comedy, Western
Director: Mel Brooks

In this satirical take on Westerns, crafty railroad worker Bart becomes the first black sheriff of Rock Ridge, a frontier town about to be destroyed in order to make way for a new railroad. Initially, the people of Rock Ridge harbor a racial bias toward their new leader. However, they warm to him after realizing that Bart and his perpetually drunk gunfighter friend are the only defense against a wave of thugs sent to rid the town of its population.

Cast :

  • Mel Brooks
  • Governor William J. Le Petomane/ Indian Chief/ Cycle Hood
  • Harvey Korman
  • Hedley Lamarr, Attorney General/Assistant to the Governor/State Procurer
Producers :
Michael Hertzberg
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